War monuments on the Common (approx. 5 miles)

Description:

A route linking all 5 war monuments of Wimbledon Common and Putney Heath. There are 3 monuments in remembrance to wars and 2 related to regiments with a historic link to the Common.

Terrain:

The route is along clear paths on the Common and mainly on major paths. A few places on the route could get muddy after wet weather but not badly so.

Route:

The route described starts and finishes at the Windmill but can be joined at any point. You can also make it shorter by missing (say) the monument on Putney Heath and you are welcome to take alternative pathways if you prefer.

Safety:

The route does pass across the golf course at one point - please watch out for golfers.

Map and route description attachment:

Wimbledon Common War Monuments Route.doc: full description of the route including a map. Also includes photos of each monument and a little history.

Comments:

If you do try this route, we'd love to have any comments you have good or bad so that we can improve this. Also, if you send in photos we will try to include those also.

Contact:

Jeff on membership@windmilers.org.uk

GPS:

 

Runner reviews:

See attachment = "Anne Davies - Wimbledon Common War Monuments Route Nov 2020.doc"